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Family: 8-year-old Josiah Brantley was visiting family in Tallahassee when he went missing

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 21:53:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — New details about missing 8-year-old Josiah Brantley and his mother, Jasmine Brantley have been released by the family.

According to the Brantley family, Josiah Brantley lives with his grandparents, who have full custody, in Orlando.

The child was visiting his aunt, Jessica Brantley, who resides on Holton Street in Tallahassee, for the summer.

According to Jessica Brantley, Josiah’s mother, Jasmine Brantley came to visit him about two days ago and also stayed with Jessica Brantley.

Early Monday morning, around 2 a.m., Josiah's mother and grandmother got into an argument. It is not known what the argument was about.

Jessica Brantley said when they went to check on Josiah around 3 a.m., he and Jasmine Brantley were gone.

Jasmine and Josiah Brantley, photo taken weekend of June 27, 28. (Photo: Jessica Brantley)

A statewide AMBER Alert has been issued for 8-year-old Josiah Brantley, who was reported missing out of Leon County Monday morning.

Josiah was last seen on Monday near the 2500 block of Holton Street.

Josiah is believed to been abducted by Jasmine Brantley, Josiah’s mother and may be in the company of 30-year-old Damian Burgman.

Josiah and Jasmine may be traveling to Live Oak or Orlando, Florida.

Investigators have confirmed any vehicle being used is unknown.

He is described as being an 8-year-old boy around 4’00” tall and 90 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Josiah was last seen wearing a white tank top and orange shorts.

On the alert sent by TPD on Monday, the case was labeled "missing juvenile/interference of custody."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200.